Factions in Fallout 76 are going to be different than they were in prior Fallout games, but they’re still going to play an important role; that much is obvious just from the most recent official tweets about heretofore unknown factions. The Responders is apparently made up of former first responders from before the bombs dropped, people like firemen, EMTs, and police officers. Now that they find themselves in a world that’s a bit of a mess, they’re dedicated to protecting one another at any cost.
Of course, they’re hardly the only group in play; the Enclave (the last vestiges of the US Government) is interested in re-establishing the government starting with relevant locations like Appalachia, while the Free States prepared for the worst in homemade bunkers and got precisely that. Safe to say that these factions aren’t going to get along in the world, although we still don’t know just how factions will work without human NPCs. But we’re sure players will provide enough motivation there.
All across America, they were the first to run into danger: the brave fire fighters, police officers and medical professionals who selflessly served their communities. After the bombs fell, they formed the Responders. Their mission – help each other… no matter the cost. pic.twitter.com/CxonTtnqTa
— Fallout (@Fallout) October 19, 2018
On October 23, 2077, the world was plunged into nuclear war. But what if you expected the worst? And planned for it? In Appalachia, a group of doomsday preppers did exactly that. Organized as the Free States, they holed up in their bunkers. And survived. At least, for a while… pic.twitter.com/a85PAvAVCQ
— Fallout (@Fallout) October 20, 2018
Just before the bombs fell, US leadership re-located to a remote Oil Rig off the coast of San Francisco. The Enclave’s mission – to re-establish governmental control of America from key locations, like a secret bunker hidden somewhere deep in Appalachia… #Fallout76 pic.twitter.com/ISnqcVwheE
— Fallout (@Fallout) October 21, 2018